Cups go upside down. Apparently.

My first column in January 2017.  Perhaps I was in the midst of New Year’s resolutions. My wife is terrific. She is funny, gracious and patient. Most of all she puts up with my madcap schemes and hare-brained adventures. If I’m working on some crazy new...

Post-election Prayer

It’s not just that every pastor and prophet must speak into the prevailing winds of current political events, we must always remember that the kingdom we serve does not bow down to any human system. I’ve heard some strange things since the recent presidential...

Cell Biology

This column was too long and included too much previously-written material, so this is an edited version. Like the lake in Iceland analogy, the cell membrane analogy has stayed with me. By the way, the word ‘holy’ basically means ‘set-apart from the rest of the...

Rocky Mountain High

A medical marijuana bill is on the ballot in Arkansas for the upcoming election. Apparently marijuana can help relieve the symptoms of a significant number of diseases. Anyone who has watched someone has a seizure will find it difficult to vote against this issue. Our...

“You’re Not Going to Heaven”

I received a good bit of backlash on this column—and similar sermons. But having studied J. Richard Middleton’s A New Heaven and a New Earth, I stand by this position. However, I respect the afterlife each person has placed in their theological imaginations. Hope is a...

Danger in the National Parks!

(Easter 2016)  This is embarrassing. Had I remembered I used Mr. Beaver’s quote in a 2010 column I would have chosen something else. But the quote is still important and I still like Mr. Beaver. Oh well.   I love our National Parks. I’ve been to 14 of the 59 parks....